27Apr/170

New operating systems Ubuntu 17.04 and CentOS 6.9 available now!

As of today, you can order the new operating systems Ubuntu 17.04 (replaces Ubuntu 16.10) and CentOS 6.9 (replaces CentOS 6.8) from us. Existing customers can upgrade within their customer control panel as well!

Ubuntu 17.04 can be combined with Webmin, LAMP, Webmin+LAMP as well as the Software Raid 1.

Apart from Webmin, LAMP, Webmin+LAMP and Software Raid 1, you can also combine CentOS 6.9 with cPanel and Plesk.

In addition to Ubuntu and CentOS, we offer you a wide range of Linux distributions (as well as Windows Server 2012/2016). Just click on "Customize & Order" on our VPS and dedicated servers overview sites and opt for the operating system that fits your needs - further details can be found on our website!

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13Dec/160

NEW operating system available at Contabo: Arch Linux

Great news: From now on we offer you a completely new operating system, namely Arch Linux! It is available for all your VPS and Dedicated Servers! What's even better: Arch Linux will always be up to date, which means you will always get the latest version!

You can combine it with the Software RAID 1 and an installation with a manual configuration is possible as well - for further details, kindly contact our customer support!

Our existing customers know it already:

We always offer you a wide range of the latest Linux distributions (as well as Windows Server 2012 and 2016!). Simply click on "Customize & Order" below your desired (virtual) server model to get a detailed overview. Then scroll down a bit and select your OS of choice!

Further information and a product overview is available on our website!

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28Nov/160

NEW at Contabo: Fedora 25 and Suse Leap 42.2

From now on, we offer you Fedora in its latest version 25, it replaces the previous version 24. Likewise, Suse Leap received an update and the new version 42.2 is available now at Contabo!

Both operating systems can be combined with the Software RAID 1 and Webmin. In addition, Fedora 25 can be installed via VNC as well.

Existing customers can upgrade to the latest versions easily through the customer control panel.

We offer you a wide range of the latest Linux distributions (as well as Windows Server 2012 and 2016!). Simply click on "Customize & Order" below your desired (virtual) server model to get a detailed overview and select your OS of choice!

Further information and a product overview is available on our website!

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23Nov/160

Available now: Windows Server 2016

Not long ago, Microsoft officially launched its latest operating system for server systems, Windows Server 2016. We immediately went to work and performed numerous functionality tests and thus ensured a smooth integration in our systems. Today we can finally say:

Windows Server 2016 is available as an upgrade for all our root servers and VPS with 100% SSD!

As you already know from Windows Server 2012, you can once again choose between the Standard Edition and the Datacenter Edition when ordering Windows Server 2016.

If you are a new customer or place an additional order, you can select Windows Server 2016 as your operating system during the order process on our homepage. We kindly ask existing customers to send a short e-mail to our support department, then we will process the upgrade manually.

So what are the costs of Windows Server 2016 at Contabo?

The most important thing first: As a special service for our customers, we offer Windows Server 2016 free of charge for the first two months - for every root server customer. In other words:
No costs apply for the use of Windows Server 2016 on a root server within the first two months.

If you opt for a root server at Contabo, you are free to choose between the two new versions as well as the previous versions of Windows Server 2012 – in addition to a broad selection of Linux distributions. For most of our Dedicated Servers, Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition is available for 39.99€ per month (from the 3rd month onwards, free of charge before). The Datacenter Edition is a bit more expensive with a monthly fee of 279.99€ (from the 3rd month onwards, free of charge before); however, it offers the ambitious user additional possibilities, as for example in the field of virtualization.

If you decide to order one of our VPS with 100% SSD disk space and add Windows Server 2016 as your operating system of choice, you automatically receive the premium Datacenter Edition. It is available from 5.99€ per month for our VPS – the eventual monthly fee depends on the chosen VPS model. Of course, all available Linux distributions can be selected as the operating system for your VPS as well.

Order your new Contabo VPS or root server with Windows Server 2016 today!

21Oct/160

Ubuntu 16.10 available now!

We offer you the latest Linux distribution Ubuntu 16.10 for free for all your VPS and Dedicated Servers! You can combine it with Software RAID 1, Webmin, LAMP and Webmin+LAMP. Important to know: In contrast to Ubuntu 16.04, there is no long term support (LTS) for Ubuntu 16.10.

New features include, among others, a revised low graphics mode which requires less hardware resources and new editions of Firefox and LibreOffice. In addition, Ubuntu 16.10 supports Kernel 4.8.

You can select Ubuntu 16.10 among several other Linux distributions (and Windows Server 2008 / 2012) when you define your individual configuration by clicking on "Customize & Order" on our VPS and dedicated servers overview sites!

As an existing customer, you can upgrade through our Control Panel easily!

Further information can be found on our website!

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17Oct/160

Just released: Plesk Onyx available now!

As of today, we offer you the latest version of the administration panel Plesk Onyx for your VPS and Dedicated Servers. Just released by Parallels, you can get this brand-new version from us already  – after all, we always want to offer you the latest version of every software and we do not want to withhold the many new "Onyx" features from you!

So.. what are these new features? Among others, you will get a Git support for an easy deployment of your website, the support of docker containers and Windows Server 2016. Please find an overview of the new features here.

Contabo is a Gold Partner of the Plesk developer Parallels. Thus it is possible for us to offer you an excellent support for your Dedicated Servers and VPS equipped with Plesk. In addition, we receive favorable purchasing conditions for all Plesk versions from Parallels. This means that we are able to pass on savings to you, our valued customers and offer you Plesk at an extremely attractive price.

We are happy to provide you the new Plesk Onyx in three different editions at a great price. Now it is up to you to select the version that fits your requirements best:

Plesk Onyx for Dedicated Servers:
Plesk Onyx Web Admin Edition: 2.99 € / month
Plesk Onyx Web Pro Edition: 4.99 € / month
Plesk Onyx Web Host Edition: 24.99 € / month

Plesk Onyx for virtual private servers (VPS):
Plesk Onyx Web Admin Edition: 2.99 € / month
Plesk Onyx Web Pro Edition: 4.99 € / month
Plesk Onyx Web Host Edition: 8.99 € / month

15Sep/160

Webspace: Free SSL certificates available now!

We have some great news for our webspace customers and those of you who are considering to buy their webspace at Contabo! We have improved our packages with another upgrade: From now on you get a free SSL certificate for every domain you use with your webspace. This of course also applies for new domains, which you might want to add in the future.

The technical implementation is realized through the popular Let's Encrypt project. The process of the creation and the renewal of the SSL certificate is automated, which means that you do not have to perform any manual steps yourself. Of course, these certificates are considered trustworthy by all common Internet browsers.

Using the Let's Encrypt certificate offers you many advantages: It is for free, already integrated in cPanel, the creation and renewal runs automatically and you can encrypt the connection to your own website via HTTPS in no time at all!
It is important to mention that you should change static URLs (e.g. for pictures) from http to https or make use of relative URLs - otherwise the files are considered as unsafe elements by your browser when accessing them via https.

This new feature is also available for our existing customers. Hence it makes our webspace plans even more attractive – likewise for beginners and professionals! In addition we offer you more than 300 different PHP-scripts, which you can install with just one single click. You may create your own blog, a survey, a web portal, e-commerce solutions or content management systems - guaranteed hassle-free: Our auto-installer ensures that you can take care of the things that really matter and annoying installation processes are a thing of the past. Now you get all these features via HTTPS for free.

Benefit from our low-cost webspace offers, starting at just 2.99 €/month!
You can find an overview of our offers here.

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13Jul/163

No summer break at Contabo: Our new VPS plans are unbeatable!

Summer break? Not at Contabo! We have worked extremely hard and updated our entire VPS portfolio for you.
The result? Massive performance boosts combined with price reductions.

The VPS of our 100% SSD series especially benefit from this extensive overhaul. In the host systems of these VPS, we have built in only the latest and fastest Solid State Drives (SSDs) and completely abandoned traditional hard-disks. As a result, the I/O performance of your virtual server is enhanced multiple times. You get the maximum read-write rates – without compromise.
Each aspect of the 100% SSD series VPS has been improved. The new offers thus have more CPU cores, more RAM and more SSD space than before. On top of this, the monthly prices for these VPS have been reduced - really, what more could one ask for? Get your new 100% SSD VPS today!

An overview of the Contabo VPS series "100% SSD":

VPS M SSD
4 CPU Cores
12 GB RAM (guaranteed)
300 GB SSD disk space
100 Mbit/s switch port
Unlimited Traffic
1 Snapshot
No Setup fee
Rebate depending on the minimum contract period
Only 8.99 EUR / month!

VPS L SSD
6 CPU Cores
24 GB RAM (guaranteed)
600 GB SSD disk space
100 Mbit/s switch port
Unlimited Traffic
2 Snapshots
No Setup fee
Rebate depending on the minimum contract period
Only 14.99 EUR / month!

VPS XL SSD
10 CPU Cores
50 GB RAM (guaranteed)
1200 GB SSD disk space
1 Gbit/s switch port
Unlimited Traffic
4 Snapshots
No Setup fee
Rebate depending on the minimum contract period
Only 26.99 EUR / month!

Those of you who know us already will not be surprised: We did not stop at this point! The HDD + SSD boost offers have been improved as well: The price of all HDD + SSD boost VPS have been reduced significantly. With a VPS from this series, you will receive an incredibly attractive offer!

An overview of the Contabo VPS series "HDD + SSD-Boost":

VPS M
2 CPU Cores
6 GB RAM (guaranteed)
500 GB HDD
SSD boost
100 Mbit/s switch port
Unlimited Traffic
No Setup fee
Rebate depending on the minimum contract period
Only 6.99 EUR / month!

VPS L
4 CPU Cores
14 GB RAM (guaranteed)
1000 GB HDD
SSD boost
100 Mbit/s switch port
Unlimited Traffic
No Setup fee
Rebate depending on the minimum contract period
only 11.99 EUR / month!

VPS XL
6 CPU Cores
30 GB RAM (guaranteed)
2000 GB HDD
SSD boost
1000 Mbit/s switch port
Unlimited Traffic
No Setup fee
Rebate depending on the minimum contract period
Only 19.99 EUR / month!

 Highspeed-support, high-end systems, lowest prices:

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8Jul/161

Proxmox 4.0 and CentOS 7.2 available now!

We are happy to offer you further upgrades for our operating systems:

CentOS 7.2 is available now, replacing the version 7.1!
You may combine it with Software RAID 1, Webmin, LAMP, Webmin+LAMP, Plesk and cPanel. Plus, the installation via VNC is possible!

Also, Proxmox is available now in version 4.0, replacing 3.2. It is not an independent operating system but you may select it as a panel for Debian 8.

Please note: Proxmox is only available for our dedicated servers!

Proxmox4Proxmox 4

We offer you a wide range of Linux distributions (as well as Windows Server 2008/2012). Just click on "Customize & Order" on our VPS and dedicated servers overview sites and choose the operating system that fits your needs!

Further information can be found on our website!

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30Jun/160

New Operating Systems available: Fedora 24 and CentOS 6.8

Recently, two operating systems received an upgrade: Fedora is now available in version 24, replacing version 23. Also, CentOS 6.6 upgraded to 6.8. The latest versions are available at Contabo now!

Fedora 24 can be combined with Software RAID 1 and Webmin, the installation via VNC is possible!

You may combine CentOS 6.8 optionally with Software RAID 1, Webmin, LAMP, Webmin+LAMP, Plesk or cPanel - an installation via VNC is possible as well!

fedora24The basic panel of Fedora 24

Apart from Fedora 24 and CentOS 6.8, we do offer you a wide range of Linux distributions (as well as Windows Server 2008/2012). Just click on "Customize & Order" on our VPS and dedicated servers overview sites and opt for the operating system that fits your needs!

Further information can be found on our website!